Developing a meaningful identity for people with disabilities through serious leisure activities

Patterson, Ian (2000) Developing a meaningful identity for people with disabilities through serious leisure activities. World Leisure Journal, 42 2: 41-59. doi:10.1080/04419057.2000.9674185

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Author Patterson, Ian
Title Developing a meaningful identity for people with disabilities through serious leisure activities
Journal name World Leisure Journal   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1607-8055
Publication date 2000
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/04419057.2000.9674185
Volume 42
Issue 2
Start page 41
End page 59
Total pages 19
Place of publication Cedar Falls, IA, United States
Publisher World Leisure and Recreation Association
Language eng
Abstract Through the case study examples, this paper explores the importance of serious leisure activities in the lives of people with disabilities. Serious leisure activities provide opportunities for the practice of, or the training for work skills in a non-threatening and enjoyable setting where freedom of choice is encouraged. For those people with disabilities, who may never work, serious leisure may also increase their social role competencies and provide similar benefits to those achieved through open employment.
Keyword Disabled
Disabilities
Disability services
Assistance
Leisure
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ
Additional Notes Online publication date: 11 March 2011

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
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